Eternal Golden Castle

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Eternal Golden Castle
億載金城
Anping, Tainan, Taiwan
Tainan Eternal Golden Castle Gate.jpg
Gate to the Eternal Golden Castle
Type Castle
Site information
Controlled by Qing Dynasty (1874-1895)
Empire of Japan (1895-1945)
Republic of China (1945-present)
Site history
Built 1874
Built by Shen Baozhen (Qing Dynasty)
In use 1874-c. 1905

The Eternal Golden Castle (Chinese: 億載金城; pinyin: Yìzǎi Jīnchéng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ek-chài kim-siâⁿ), alternatively but less well known as Uhrkuenshen Battery (Chinese: 二鯤鯓砲台; pinyin: Èrkūnshēn Pàotái; Wade–Giles: Èrh-k'ūn-shēn P'ào-t'ái; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Jī-khun-sin Phàu-tâi), is a defensive castle in Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The castle was built in 1874 and completed on 1876 by the famous Qing official Shen Baozhen in order to safeguard the coast and to defend the island against Japanese invasions. This military facility saw its first action in the Sino-French war of 1884. When Taiwan was ceded to the Empire of Japan by the Qing in 1895, the Taiwanese people fought under the Republic of Formosa banner against the invading Japanese battleships from this fortress. Under Japanese control this military facility lost its value. Its value is completely lost when during the Russo-Japanese War the imperial Japanese government sold some of the fort's cannons.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Tainan City > Eternal Fortress >". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bender, Andrew et al. (2004). Taiwan. San Francisco: Lonely Planet.

Coordinates: 22°59′19″N 120°09′37″E / 22.98861°N 120.16028°E / 22.98861; 120.16028